"I remember I wouldn't put my arm around Ali when we were walking. I'd think people were watching. They probably weren't. That sort of thing."
- Bono on what makes him cringe now, 2009
The song 'New Year's Day' is about the solidarity movement going on in Poland in the early 1980's. The government had promised changes and reforms, which would take effect on Jan. 1 of the following year, but the promises were empty.